Silver Sounds

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Rain  (posted by sarahsouthwest)
“Tonight, I want you to give me a rainy poem. Give me your rain – the city rain, the desert rain, the rain that falls in the forest. Give me your memories of rain – kissing rain-wet lips, rain on a bus window. Give me drizzle, mizzle, a softdaythankgod – give me a raging storm – give me sad rain, or happy rain, or the rain that comes as a relief.”

Sounds of rain
depend upon
where it falls.

Stuck in traffic
it slides like mud
down a grimy bus window

Early morning in Spring,
a soft rain shushes,
planting water drops on flower petals.

A pinging rain
needles a rooftop
on an idle afternoon.

Sounds of rain
depend upon
where it falls.

https://dversepoets.com/

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
This entry was posted in Purple's Home and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to Silver Sounds

  1. poetrybydebi says:

    It does depend on where it falls. Love where this took you.

    Like

  2. I love a repeated stanza. The exposition in between changes the feel of it just a little. I like your different rains in different places and at different times, and the slight change of pace in that middle stanza, as we watch the gentle spring rain.

    Like

  3. rogblog666 says:

    sliding like mud down a bus window resonates with me being somebody who travel by bus a lot. thank you

    Like

  4. kim881 says:

    I enjoyed you rain soundscape, Sara, and the image of soft rain ‘planting water drops on flower petals’. Yes indeed, the sounds depend on where the rain falls.

    Like

  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good point that rain’s sound depends on where it falls. I like how it is planted on flower petals.

    Like

  6. Nice imagery, and the repeated lines work well as bookends

    Like

  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    Very astute. Rain does whisper or shout, doesn’t it? Good write.

    Like

  8. Helen Dehner says:

    For me? Nothing more satisfying than the sound of rain on a tin roof! Nice write, Sara.

    Like

  9. The same rain can be both a curse and a blessing.

    Like

Comments are closed.